Top Jobs in UK

Post Study Career Opportunities in the UK

After the completion of graduation in the United Kingdom, then students can stay in the UK to find work opportunities. That is through applying for a post-study visa through the Graduate Route. This route, which was introduced on July 1st, 2021, is open for all international students in the UK, who have completed their Bachelor's or higher degree. As per the terms of this program, students who have completed their graduation or are under graduation can stay for 2 years in the UK, while students who have completed their Ph.D. can stay for three years.

Important Features of the Graduate Route for Students in the UK

  • Students can apply for a post-study work visa for UK, through The Graduate Route, if they are holding a valid student visa and have completed their Bachelor’s or higher degree, at the time of application.
  • The institute where the student has completed the studies should demonstrate a steady track record of compliance.
  • Once they have successfully applied for a visa through this route, then they will be entitled to stay in the United Kingdom for the terms stated above and look for work or work if they have already found a job.
  • Once the applicant finds a job position where the employer is willing to sponsor a work visa, they can apply for converting the post-study work visa to a work visa.
  • One can apply for this route if they have graduated on or after the 1st of July, 2021.
  • Submit a fresh visa application from within the United Kingdom for The Graduate Route
  • The fee for the visa is 700 GBP for the application, along with an additional payment of 624 GBP per year of stay for an Immigration Health Surcharge
  • The applicant should be required to know the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that they have used for the most recent Student visa application to be able to apply for the Graduate Route.
  • Students who have completed their studies online from the outside UK can still apply if they are eligibile to study in UK. This is due to the concessions given by the UK government for international students on account of the Covid pandemic.

[Read More: UK Student Visa Application Continue To Rise In Spite Of Pandemic]

Top Jobs in-demand in UK

Before choosing a career, investigate the future of the career in the UK over the next decade. Based on the predictions, choose the best careers for the future in the UK. Here are the jobs that will be in demand over the next ten years.

  • Registered Nurses

    • Median Salary: $70,000

    • Projected Job Growth: 15%

  • Software Developers

    • Median Salary: $103,560

    • Projected Job Growth: 24%

  • Postsecondary Teachers

    • Median Salary: $76,000

    • Projected Job Growth: 15%

  • Accountants and Auditors

    • Median Salary: $69,350

    • Projected Job Growth: 10%

  • Management Analysts/ Consultants

    • Median Salary: $82,450

    • Projected Job Growth: 14%

[Read More: How to Stay Back in the UK After Completing Your Graduation?]

Top FAQs Asked by Students Travelling to UK

Here are the top 10 highest paying jobs in the UK for the students who have graduated recently. Also, check the list if you are about to choose a course to study in the UK.

Check out the top 10 highest-paying jobs in the UK in 2024 with an average income per annum.

(Note: The salaries mentioned below are only the approximate values. They may vary based on organizations, experience, and degrees)

  • Stock Brokers - £133,868 / year
  • Chief Executives/ Officers - £142,686/ year
  • Marketing Directors - £110,010/ year
  • Pilots for Aircraft - £86,915/ year
  • Financial managers and directors - £104,849/year (Increased by 2.4%)
  • In-house Lawyers - £80,210/ year
  • Air traffic controllers - £81,132/ year (Increased by 3.8%)
  • Medical Practitioners - £78,386/ year
  • IT and communication directors - £78,071/ year
  • Financial organization managers & directors - £75,169/ year

There are many ways to find an internship in the UK for international students. Here are some of them.

  • Government Talent Pool
  • Private organizations / Websites
  • University collaborated Industries

Many reputed Universities in United Kingdom in collaboration with Industries offer internship/placement options (paid/unpaid) as part of their programs which help

  • University of Chester
  • University of Stirling
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Westminster
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Bath
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Manchester

On a student visa, one can study and work for 20-hours in a week. Along with that, a UK student visa also allows full-time internship or placement only if it is not part of the course pursued.

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